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Spanish at Work
Analysing Institutional Discourse across the Spanish-Speaking World
Edited by Nuria Lorenzo-Dus
 
 
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Spanish at Work is the first book examining the discourse practices of institutions in the Spanish-speaking world. It focuses on three 'umbrella' institutions (the mass-media, politics and the workplace), each of which are explored through a discrete theme. Within the mass media, chapters focus on the relationship between language and identity; within the political domain, persuasion and performance are investigated; and within the workplace, chapters explore the negotiation of interpersonal relations in work-related activity types.

Spanish at Work delves into a varied selection of countries and settings in which Spanish is spoken variously as one of several official languages, as the official language, as a 'minority' language, and even as a second language or one of a number of other languages.

Spanish at Work will be essential reading for upper-level undergraduates and graduates in Spanish linguistics and discourse analysis, as well as for practitioners in these fields.

 


Description

Spanish at Work is the first book examining the discourse practices of institutions in the Spanish-speaking world. It focuses on three 'umbrella' institutions (the mass-media, politics and the workplace), each of which are explored through a discrete theme. Within the mass media, chapters focus on the relationship between language and identity; within the political domain, persuasion and performance are investigated; and within the workplace, chapters explore the negotiation of interpersonal relations in work-related activity types.

Spanish at Work delves into a varied selection of countries and settings in which Spanish is spoken variously as one of several official languages, as the official language, as a 'minority' language, and even as a second language or one of a number of other languages.

Spanish at Work will be essential reading for upper-level undergraduates and graduates in Spanish linguistics and discourse analysis, as well as for practitioners in these fields.

 


Contents


Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
List of Tables
Introduction; N.Lorenzo-Dus
PART I: LANGUAGES, IDENTITIES AND MEDIA INSTITUTIONS IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD
Introduction to Part I; N.Lorenzo-Dus
The Construction of Canarian Identity in the First Telenovela on Canarian Television; M.I.González Cruz & M.J.Vera Cazorla
Linguistic Ideology in Galician Factual Radio Broadcasts: Towards the Castilianisation of Galician Pronunciation Traits?; J.Beswick
A Gente é Latino
: The Making of New Cultural Spaces in Brazilian Diaspora Television; I.Bachmann
Tu voz es tu voto
: The Role of Spanish in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections; C.Mar-Molinero
PART II: DISCOURSE, PERSUASION AND PERFORMANCE IN POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
Introduction to Part II: N.Lorenzo-Dus
A Critical Analysis of Housing Policies Aimed at the Extremely Poor: The Case of the Social Development Secretariat of Buenos Aires City; M.C.Marchese
Contested Talk and the (Co-)Construction of Identity: Spanish Parliamentary Debate; M.Stewart
Political Implicature in Parliamentary Discourse: An analysis of Mariano Rajoy's Speech on the 2006 Catalan Statute of Autonomy; D.Atkinson
Bolivarianism and Socialism: A Corpus-driven Investigation into Changes in Hugo Chávez' Rhetoric; D.Smith
PART III: DISCOURSE AND THE WORKPLACE
Introduction to Part III: N.Lorenzo-Dus
Managing Intersubjectivity and Establishing Consensus in two Activity Types: Business Negotiations and Student Workgroups; L.Fant
Vaya, Iqué Chungo!
Rapport-building Talk in Service Encounters: The Case of Bars at Breakfast Time; M.E.Placencia & A.Mancera Rueda
How to Get Rid of a Telemarketing Agent: Face-work Strategies in an Intercultural Service Call; R.Márquez Reiter
Discourse as a Tool for the Diagnosis of Psychosis: A Linguistic and Psychiatric study of Communication Decline; M.L.Pardo
References
Index


Authors

NURIA LORENZO-DUS is Reader in Linguistics at Swansea University, UK. She has published widely on media discourse and cross-cultural/Spanish pragmatics. Her latest monograph is Television Discourse (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). She is currently involved in two funded projects, one on mediated memory (AHRC) and the other on gender and language (Spanish Ministry of Science).